The hunt for the 🍊 bag took me to Paris on our recent holiday. Sharing my Paris experience for Hermès before doing the reveal. I’ve tried 4 times before getting an appointment.
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Decided to try for an appointment even though I’m reaching Paris in the afternoon. No appointment.
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Used hubby passport as well. No appointment for both of us. By now, I wasn’t sure if I’m able to get any appointment.
Thursday, 24 May 2018
As usual, no appointment for both of us. I was feeling anxious and kept asking hubby, what next? What if we didn’t get any appointment the next day?
Friday, 25 May 2018
Our last attempt. And I’ve honestly lost all hopes of getting any appointment. BUT, when the email came with an appointment the next day at 10.30am, I couldn’t believe my eyes! I got hubby to read the email as well and he say, ya, you’ve got an appointment at 10.30am! Hubby tried 3 times, no appointment for all tries.
My joy when I see the below email!
Saturday, 26 May 2018
We reached an hour earlier and went for breakfast. Reached the store around 10.15am and there was already a queue with about 15 people. Joined the queue and the door open promptly at 10.30am that day.
Went up to the 2nd floor and was greeted by a very friendly SA. Told her I’ve got the 10.30am appointment and she asked for my name and passport. After verifying my details, I was assigned to a SA.
The SA asked what I’m looking for and I told her my wishlist. B30, red, blue, pink or neutral color with ghw. K28, black, red, blue, pink or neutral color with ghw. The SA smiled and asked what’s my next option if these were not available. My heart sank at her words! I told her, I’ve not thought about that. SA say she will see what she can find.
Waited for about 20mins for SA to be back. While waiting, I’ve overheard another SA telling her customer, she’s sorry as there wasn’t anything the customer was looking for. I can’t imagine if I hear that from my SA..
SA is back with a few boxes and she ask me to follow her to the room. I was so so excited! While in the room, she mentioned that there’s nothing in my wishlist, but she think I would like this as well. No B30 or K28 that day.
She opened the box and took out the bag. The colour, size and hardware wasn’t in my consideration at all! But it’s a pretty color (hubby agreed as well). Tried it on and I still wasn’t sure if I would carry it. I told myself, the bag will look so good in a white dress and SA agreed with me. SA showed me a charm, pouch, matching wallet and twilly as well.
SA wasn’t pushy and waited for me to make my decision. After considering for a while and discussing with hubby, we decided to get the bag!! Let’s be honest, I don’t know when the next Paris trip will be and since I’m so lucky to get an appointment and there’s a Bag with a pretty colour, there’s really no reason not to get the bag.
While making payment, the SA asked if I would like them to deliver the bag to the hotel we’re staying and it takes about 2hrs for the bag to be delivered. I said yes to that! The bag was safely delivered to the hotel!!
Tips at the airport
Allow enough time for the tax refund. I’ve seen it crowded with tourists doing their refund! Also, as you may get asked by the tax officers so have your bag in easy access. The tax officer asked to see my bag. There’s a table which I used as I unpacked my bag from my hand carry.
It’s so hard to capture the actual color! I’ve tried my best but the color is still off in some pictures 😅
The color is a little dark in this picture.
B25, Vert Vertigo in Swift, phw
This is the closest to the actual color. I love this shade of green. It’s very vibrant & pretty irl!!
Birkin 25: 25cm x 20cm x 13cm
Swift leather is soft and fine grained. This leather absorbs dye extremely well and is extra gorgeous in bright colour. The leather is prone to scratches, however, small scratches are easily removed by a gentle swipe of the fingers.
I can’t take my eyes off her!
Got a white eyelet dress to go with this bag. Now, I’m hunting for white dresses to match this gorgeous bag!
Back view 👌🏻
Some close up details.
Made in France 🇫🇷
Hermès Paris 🇫🇷
Lock and key. The keys are enclosed in a leather lanyard known as a clochette, carried by looping it through a handle.
Not very good at taking video 😅
Stay tuned for the review post of the SG box 😉